Friday, May 24, 2019

Kansas City Weekly Power Rankings

On this stormy night we check local forces of nature and the movers and shakers who influenced the discourse across the Greater Kansas City metro and the nation.

Accordingly . . .


As always, we're focused on winning and not the partisan slap fighting that some locals mistake for news.


Missouri Guv Parson Stands Up For Unborn

Despite threats from donors and MSM propaganda, Governor Parson signed a Missouri Bill that would criminalize abortion after 8 weeks. And so he begins a national debate that will influence the 2020 election cycle.

Jolie Justus Supporters Ramp Up Efforts

There's simply no denying that it was a good week for Jolie Justus. She seemed stronger in debates and launched her TV commercial camapign. She's not much of a campaigner BUT the people supporting her are serious about moving forward her candidacy.

Clay Chastain Declares Pro-Life Stance

Kansas City's most prolific transit petitioner reveals his PRO-LIFE POSITION as Clay Chastain contradicts the two contenders on the ballot with his write-in alternative perspective.

DaRon McGee Confronts #MeToo Movement

The former KCMO Southland State Rep. questions Missouri ethics proceedings and the motives of his accuser in a worthwhile Jackson County Advocate tell-asll.

JoCo Pushes Back Against Rigged Voting

Golden Ghetto Shawnee REJECTS an unpopular community center write-in proposal that took a page from KCMO politics.

Save The Paseo Wins Progress

Moved forward by the Finance and Governance committee, the effort to SWITCH THE SIGNS BACK is making good progress and now confronts a sketchy Council vote.

And so . . .

This list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people, trends and our times.


Anonymous said...

Nice list and I guess it's okay for politics but if you want to know the real power in KCMO right now. It's the rain that's flooding this entire city. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Better post title: A river runs through Waldo right now.

Dex said...

They all look like losers to me.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Speak for yourself. LOSER!

KC Real Talk said...

Just a quick correction to this know it all post.

1. Parson is out of line. Abortion ban will be overturned in court.

2. Jolie Justus will lose by no less than 20,000 votes.

3. Clay Chastain will get 500 votes. Or Less. It doesn't really matter.

4. Daron McGee will be the future elected leader of the hickman mills school district and then make news 5 years from now when he takes over in Lee's Summit 5 years from now.

5. This isn't the end of the community center tax in Johnson County. Expect another tax tied to public safety that won't get the same kind of opposition. Detractors just shot their wad.

6. Save the Paseo did great work but they don't have the money for a lawyer and this thing is going to court.

Check back with me in 2 weeks to find out that ALL this stuff is true and KC taxpayers are still screwed.

Anonymous said...

^^^ This bitch must be from the future!

- Cilantro

Anonymous said...

^^^ now that’s funny right there!

- Celery

Anonymous said...

KC could be a world class city if not for these people.

Anonymous said...

It’s funny DaRon McGee got caught. He is a piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

Abortionists will go to Hell.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^There is no hell, dumb ass.

Tracy Thomas said...

10:28, We already HAVE public safety sales tax in Shawnee, the one building the Justice Center--and, since they passed it before the laws changed to require a 10 year sunset on all sales tax initiatives, this one will never expire.

If you followed the Shawnee community center fiasco, and read the meticulously researched web site with only facts, not fluff,, you would perhaps realize that the city's biggest need is $140 million for our collapsing pipes.
In the past month, three major arterials have been closed, all or in part, by stormwater pipes collapsing. We do have a Parks and Pipes tax that sunsets in 2025. But the pipes portion generates only $1.6 million a year. We are $140 million behind over the next 10 years, and need $11 to $14 million in the next 3 years. We are decades behind.

And yet, six hours AFTER the community center vote went down 72% to 28%, the spendaholic park and rec director, Neil Holman, pitched spending $480,000 to move a 1929 house from 135th and Metcalf to our 1929 museum. Even tho it is not authentic. And even tho a replica could be constructed for 17% of the cost.

Anonymous said...

9:55, you will see that there is a Hell when you arrive there.

Anonymous said...

Wrong! Roe v Wade will be overturned by the Supreme Court.